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Those dependent on prescription drugs, as well as concerned loved ones, should choose to seek out information to better understand the reality of such addictions. The Arizona Prescription Drug Addiction Helpline offers a blog to help educate the public about many associated concerns about prescription drug dependence. Here, readers can learn valuable information, such as how to assist in cases of an emergency overdose and warning signs to look for that could point to a problem with medications.


14 September
Study reveals disproportionate use of opioids for pain control post C-section deliveries
By Rachael

Study reveals disproportionate use of opioids for pain control post C-section deliveries

C-section surgery for child-birth is a common procedure nowadays, but it can be a daunting experience for first mothers. The fear of pain can cause immense stress and anxiety. New mothers hardly have any option in taking sufficient time to recover from the surgery, because they need to take care of their newborn as soon […]

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04 August
Pill to kill – Part 3: How doctor shopping can fuel addiction
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 3: How doctor shopping can fuel addiction

Prescription drug addiction has become a global issue as it has affected a large number of people.  The menace of prescription drug abuse pushes a user to access the same medications illicitly from multiple treatment providers. Such an illicit measure has become popular among users and is commonly referred to as “doctor shopping.” Though such […]

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01 August
Pill to kill - Part 2: Painkillers just one part of overall pain management strategy
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 2: Painkillers just one part of overall pain management strategy

There are a lot of wrong information circulating around when it comes to prescription painkillers. Some people believe that painkillers are the way to become totally free of pain. However, in order to resume all work and responsibilities like before, people suffering from chronic pain need to go for long-term management. Interestingly, painkillers are just […]

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28 July
States adopt improved versions of PDMP to check prescription drug abuse
By Rachael

States adopt improved versions of PDMP to check prescription drug abuse

The abuse of prescription drugs in the United States has been growing by leaps and bounds and according to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 4.3 million Americans were engaged in non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the previous month and that 1.9 million met the criteria for prescription painkillers use, […]

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08 June
Pill to kill - Part 1: Overprescribing painkillers creates a vicious cycle of addiction
By Rachael

Pill to kill – Part 1: Overprescribing painkillers creates a vicious cycle of addiction

Overtaking both car crashes and shooting incidents, deaths due to drug overdose has become a matter of concern. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than six out of ten drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers, which are popularly known as opioid or narcotic pain relievers. Being highly addictive, prescription […]

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